Over the past couple of months we’ve been running Agents of YEAH training in lots of cities across lots of states. We’ve met some amazing young people and learned so much.
Sam completed the Agents’ training in Melbourne and was kind enough to share his reflections with us. Over the two days of training, Sam and his fellow safe sex champions covered topics like; Sexual Health and STIs, HIV and Stigma and Discrimination. They also learned how to put all this new stuff into action as peer educators at events and workshops. Here’s what he had to say about it… Enjoy!
In an exciting turn of events at this year’s Groovin the Moo festival, we teamed up with Brooklyn babes Matt and Kim to produce limited edition sexy safe sex posters!
How Sex Education will be incorporated into the Australia Health and Physical Education Curriculum has been causing much debate for some time. That is why you might remember that back in 2012, YEAH, in partnership with the Australian Youth Affairs Council, asked young Australians to share their views on the state of school based sex education though the ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ national youth survey.
Congratulations to our Groovin the Moo competition winners. These lucky devils will be off to GTMs all around the country. We’ll keep you all posted on the awesome sexual health promotion ideas that made them our winners!
At YEAH we’re completely committed to ensuring that young people play a part in all levels of decision making within our organisation (it’s even in our name, for Pete’s sake). So this year we’re starting the National Youth Sexual Health Council (NYSC).
National Youth Week is the 7th to 14th of April and this year, to celebrate all things youth- and the wonderful and varied ways that young people contribute to society- we interviewed the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), Jan Owen.
We definitely think discussions of the impact of pornography should be included in sexual education. Have a look at this article in today's Age and tell us what you think.
Over the past few months we've trained nearly 100 glorious new sexual health peer educators. Sam did the training in Melbourne and wrote a flipping great blog about it. You should read it!
OK THEY'RE UP!!! Knock yourself out, Bunbury. Tag and share. Sitting in frosty Melbourne looking at the pictures of your pretty, sunny town is making us all a bit sad. xx
Bunbury GTM photos coming VERY soon!
Last chance to win signed Matt and Kim posters and CDs! Our comp with our friends FasterLouder closes tomorrow. It's easy to win... just go to the site and share the strangest excuse you've ever heard not to have safe sex.